Whisky - The Manual. Mitchell Beazley. / by Cristian Barnett

Not exactly hot off the press but a couple of months ago Whisky - The Manual arrived at home. My first ever shoot was for Food Illustrated in 1999 when they kindly sent me to the States to cover a Whiskey story so the subject has always been close to my professional heart. Dave Broom's book is everything you might want to know about the history and production of whisky but for me it's the How to Drink section which makes this book particularly interesting. Dave tasted 102 whiskies, each one in six different ways. The revelation here is Green Tea which seems to bring out the best in many a dram. We shot these in the fabulously atmospheric Whistling Shop near Liverpool street, prepared by mixmaster Ryan Cheti.